Pride in the Park

RESCHEDULED: July 25, 2021

Sponsored by: Saline Supports our Community & Free Mom Hugs - Michigan

So pleased to partner again this year with Free Mom Hugs - Michigan for Pride in the Park Picnic! Join us on Sunday, June 27th from 1-3pm!


Sit under the pavilion or lay a blanket on the grass and some food to snack on! We'll have a couple of lawn games available, a magician and some cute giveaways!

We'll also have some resource tables with educational information.

As per Michigan Safe Start Guidelines for Outdoor non-residential gatherings, masks aren't required for outdoor gatherings but still recommended in certain situations, especially for those not vaccinated.

Webinar on Seclusion & Restraint

May 12, 2021

Hosted by: Saline Supports our Community

Presented by: Alliance Against Seclusion & Restraint

SSOC is proud to have partnered with The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint for a presentation on the impact of these practices at school and viable alternatives. We remain committed to supporting this vulnerable population.

If you would like to review the webinar with Guy Stephens, you may find it at

For more information on the Alliance Against Seclusion & Restraint, please see:

Re-imagining Schools Listening Sessions

7/12/20, 7/30/20, 8/30/20

Hosted by: Saline Supports our Community

Presented by: Michigan Education Justice Coalition

SSOC was proud host 2 community & 1 student listening sessions for re-imagining our schools after a public health crisis (COVID).

From MEJC: "We all have important experiences and insights in this moment: our struggles and our fears, our hopes and our needs for the future. Through this listening session, we hope to gain a better understanding of what people need to feel safe with school reopening plans this fall. Then, we want to understand your values around school budgets. With potential cuts to school budgets, which will have long-term consequences, we want to know what you think should and should not be prioritized. Lastly, we want to invite you to reimagine education moving beyond this crisis. As educators, students, parents, and community members, we need to play a critical role in shaping what education looks like after this crisis. We want to learn from you: What would an equitable, humanizing, community-based education system look like?"

We had great turnout and heard many great ideas and insightful perspectives!

Free Mom Hugs Pride Challenge

June 6, 2020

Sponsored by: Free Mom Hugs - Michigan

Cohosted by: Saline Supports our Community

We are so excited to co-sponsor the Michigan Virtual Pride Free Mom Hugs - Michigan is putting on!


Let's start things off with the FREE MOM HUGS PRIDE CHALLENGE!

Please help us love on our LGBTQ+ community! To participate, please record a short video from you showing love and support - the deadline is May 25th. Dress in pride colors or do your finest rainbow make up! Dance, read, recite, or simply hug: the camera, your pets, your kids or whatever is handy! TikTok videos would be great for this! Get ready, get set, and GO!

Email your videos to!

Peaceful Protest in Support of Black Lives

June 5, 2020

Sponsored by: Saline Supports our Community

Please join us for a silent protest lining Saline's downtown streets - bring your signs!

Due to Covid, please wear masks (for those who can) and practice social distancing.

Community Bystander Intervention Training Program

February 20, 2020

Sponsored by: Still Waters Counseling, LLC

Hosted by: Saline Supports our Community

Presented by: Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice

Energized by recent events, SSOC strengthened its resolve to address underlying causes of racism & bigotry, and to build a more equitable and just community that is safe for all.

Community members were invited to learn about a form of conflict resolution focused on nonviolent communication intervention strategies and methods to de-escalate a variety of both physical and verbal situations. There was a focus on racial bias, prejudice, discrimination, and systems of oppression.